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At Irish Theatre Institute (ITI), we are passionate about theatre.

As a registered charity, we seek to maximise creative opportunities and resources for theatre-makers and producers across theatre in an all-Ireland and international context. To do this we nurture and promote the individuals of Irish theatre, from artists to companies, collectives, venues and festivals. We provide mentoring, training and continuing professional development for theatre makers, from writers and performers to producers, directors, behind-the-scenes staff and company managers. We run workshops and seminars. We offer artistic and creative support and practical advice.

We support new work, both live and online, and new producing opportunities as theatre reaches out to new audiences, not only in Ireland but across the globe, engaging audiences and enriching people’s lives through presentations that reflect changes in Ireland’s social, cultural and demographic landscape.

On the scene since 1994, ITI is well established as the go-to resource organisation in the professional theatre sector in Ireland. We began with a focus on brokering connections between Irish artists and international producers and festivals. Over the years our capacity has grown to include digital databases, websites and artist-focused programmes. In 2007 we moved to our base at 17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, from where we host activities from research to training, project development to casting and from international networking to one-to-one Information Clinics.

We are only able to do this with the continued support of the Arts Council, for which we are hugely grateful. 

Need for Additional Support

ITI is ambitious. We want to fortify our position as a leader in enabling artists and theatre makers to make excellent work for audiences that is representative of changes in the social, cultural, technological and demographic landscape of Ireland. For this, we need your help. 

Help ITI to Grow
You can support ITI to expand our reach and impact in the theatre community.By supporting any one of our projects, becoming a Friend, an Office Buddy, an Archive Angel or a Project Partner you can help us enhance the work we do and support us to:

  • Deliver mentoring, continuing professional development opportunities, practical supports and information to the independent theatre artist, at all stages of their career. We want to reach out across the island of Ireland and roll out our programmes in all corners.
  • Celebrate the dramatic repertoire and the rich theatre history of the island of Ireland through PLAYOGRAPHYIreland. We’ll do this through events, seminars, publications, and celebrations of key moments.
  • Promote and advocate at home and abroad for the sector about which we are passionate.
  • Actively engage with national and regional cultural agencies and policy makers to identify ways to improve the working and living conditions of Irish theatre artists.



ITI has been supported through a number of individual anonymous donations, which includes ongoing support for the Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary and Residency. 



The Douglas Elliott Family Fund.